The FATE of Section 13 Censorship to be decided in Federal Court
December 13-14, 2011, Toronto, Ontario
The fate of Canada’s Internet censorship legislation will be decided in a Toronto court room next week. The fate of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (Canada’s vicious Internet censorship legislation) will be heard on December 13 and 14th, 2011 in the Federal Court of Canada. While there is much discussion about a possible political resolution, the facts are clear: whatever happens next week at the Federal Court will either kill Section 13, or put it on ice for another few more years until the spineless politicians deal with it, via Bill C-304 in Parliament.
The fate of Section 13 will be heard at:
Tuesday December 13 and Wednesday December 14, 2011
Federal Court of Canada
180 Queen Street West
Starts 9:30am daily
All hearings are open to the public
The hearing is an appeal by the Canadian Human Rights Commission against a Sept 2009 decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the Lemire case, which found Section 13 and 54 of the Canadian Human Rights Act to be unconstitutional legislation. This means that the Tribunal found Section 13 to be an affront to Canadian values and to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which guarantees all Canadians the right to freedom of speech and expression. Lemire won the case against him, and became the only person in the over 30 year reign of the Human Rights Act to EVER win a Section 13 case. The specific case against Marc Lemire (the merits) was not appealed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission or the serial complainant Richard Warman. The appeal by the CHRC is only to determine if Section 13 is constitutional legislation or not [See CHRC’s factum here and Lemire’s response]
The fate of Section 13 hangs in the balance of this appeal. While the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that Section 13 to be an affront to Canadians and threw out the law as unconstitutional, the Tribunal does not have the power to actually strike down a law in Canada. The Tribunal however has refused to hear any new cases and stopped all pending Section 13 cases in the system. The Federal Court of Canada on the other hand, DOES have the power to strike down a law in Canada, which is why this hearing will decide the fate on Section 13 once and for all.
The hearing next week will be the definitive battle for freedom in Canada. Will Canadians continue to be subjected to the fanatical reign of censorship by the out of control “human rights” commission or not? The battles lines have been drawn and the hearing set. The fate of Section 13 hangs in the balance!
Supporting Freedom of Speech
Defending Section 13 censorship
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Free Speech League
Canadian Jewish Congress
BC Civil Liberties Association
B’nai Brith Canada
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Simon Wiesenthal Centre
Canadian Association for Free Expression
African-Canadian Legal Clinic
MARC LEMIRE CASE
In 2003, serial complainant Richard Warman filed a Section 13 complaint against Marc Lemire. The complaint alleged that Lemire “exposed” a long list of privileged minorities to “hatred and/or contempt” in violation of the Canadian ‘Human Rights’ Act. Lemire fought the ridiculous case against him for over 6 years, across close to 30 court days and in 5 cities.
In 2009 Lemire was found innocent and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal also found Section 13 (internet censorship) and Sec. 54 (fines) to be unconstitutional legislation. In October 2009, the fanatical CHRC appealed the case to the Federal Court to save their taxpayer funded censorship franchise. The Lemire case exposed the corrupt underbelly of censorship and documented how out of control the censors were.
1: During the Lemire hearing, the chief Internet investigator at the CHRC – Dean Steacy testified that “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value. It's not my job to give value to an American concept.”
2: The CHRC was exposed as an out of control government agency that creates online accounts on neo-Nazi websites to promote hate and entrap respondents. It was also revealed that the CHRC has registered Postal Boxes under false names in the Ottawa area. (Contravention of the Postal Act)
3: In order to cover their tracks online, the CHRC has hacked into a private woman’s wireless internet account. The RCMP and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has investigated the CHRC for criminal theft of internet communications.
4: The CHRC has submitted court transcripts to the Tribunal where devastating key testimony was oddly ‘missing’.
5: The CHRC invoked ‘National Security’ laws to attempt a cover-up and hide the misdeeds of their employees on internet message boards. They only admitted to spying on Canadians after an appeal to the Federal Court by Lemire.
6: The CHRC was so despicable, that during the hearing they actually tried to have Lemire banned from his own hearing (Ottawa May 2007) claiming that national security was at stake if Lemire and the public saw the CHRC’s witnesses.
7: The Tribunal hearing was stacked against Lemire with 16 different lawyers representing taxpayer funded organizations and government bodies. The CHRC had at least 6 lawyers!
Follow the case live at:
Legal arguments from the Marc Lemire case before the Federal Court of Canada. Marc Lemire is the only Canadian in history to ever beat the Canadian Human Rights Commission and in Sept 2009 won his case when Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (Canada's shameful censorship legislation) was found to be unconstitutional. This booklet covers the December 2011 appeal by the fanatical censors at the CHRC to the Federal Court of Canada
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Dec. 13-14, 2011
Toronto, Ontario [..more]
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